Definition of community chest in English:

community chest

noun

  • A fund for charitable activities among the people in a particular area.

    • ‘Various funding pots are being explored, including the council's community chest, area forum and the North Yorkshire Area Committee.’
    • ‘A £500 grant was donated by their community chest and a variety of fundraising events are being held over the next few months.’
    • ‘Parents can also bid for up to £5,000 from a Sure Start community chest to run schemes of their choice.’
    • ‘Since then, the entry has been funded by the community chest.’
    • ‘Among his first public proclamations was a call for the relief of the poor and the establishment of community chests to provide interest-free loans to the needy.’
    • ‘In turn we are expected to contribute to the community chest when we are well and working.’

Pronunciation:

community chest

/kəˈmyo͞onədē CHest/